Swiss sports shooter N. Christen was born on February 7, 1994. She took part in the Olympic competition for women’s 10 metre air rifle in both 2016 and 2020.
And she won bronze in the latter year. N. Christen broke the record for the 50 metre rifle three positions event to become the first Swiss woman to win an Olympic gold medal in shooting.
N. Christen Wins Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions in Olympic Record
At the Asaka Shooting Range, Switzerland’s N. Christen came out on top in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions, while ROC’s Yulia Zykova and Yulia Karimova settled for silver and bronze.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Switzerland’s N. Christen won the women’s 50-meter rifle 3-positions event, making history as the country’s first female shooter to win an Olympic gold medal.
The 27-year-old set a new Olympic record with a score of 463.9 to claim victory. N. Christen, who won bronze in 10m air rifle last week, won gold in the 25m rifle event at the Asaka Shooting Range today afternoon (31 July JST).
Making her the first Swiss athlete to win multiple medals in shooting at the same Olympic Games since Antwerp 1920.
N. Christen, who had just scored a 10.2, let out a brief jubilation as the final shot was taken between her and Yulia Zykova of the ROC. Zykova ended with a 461.9 total, including a 9.5.
ROC’s Yulia Karimova, the reigning world champion in her discipline, came up short in her attempt to become the first person. To win an Olympic gold medal in the same event after simultaneously holding the world championship. Finally, she scored 450.3.
Swiss shooter N. Christen earned her second medal of the Tokyo Games on Saturday, in the women’s 50-meter three-position rifle competition. An Olympic record 463.9 points gave N. Christen victory over Russia’s Yulia Zykova by 2.0 points, and she celebrated by pumping her fist.
In her second Olympics, the Swiss soldier, now 27 years old, won bronze in the 10-meter air rifle event. A bronze medal in Tokyo for Russian athlete Yulia Karimova. Also, she and Sergey Kamenskiy won bronze in the mixed team event with the 10-meter air rifle.